Theory & Criticism

DIRECTOR'S NOTEBOOKS
Digital Theatre+ Director's Notebooks provide an invaluable insight into professional directors’ rehearsal notes, personal processes and directorial intentions for staging a play. Covering critical thinking and practical approaches, these exclusive resources aim to give an understanding of the various ways a text can be interpreted and presented to an audience.

DOCUMENTARIES

DT+ FUNDAMENTALS
DT+ Fundamentals (formally the Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance) is an ever-growing collection on 'concise introudctions' that explores the history, theory and practice of a range of topics and practitioners, from Scenography to Stanislavsky. Reviewed by Consultant Academic Editor Maggie Gale, and written by world-leading academics, it is specifically designed for students progressing from advanced school study into higher education, and includes invaluable suggestions for further reading.

ESSAYS

GUIDES

INTERVIEWS

LECTURES

PERSON PROFILES
Digital Theatre+ Person Profiles provide an at a glance view of the lives of some of the most important practitioners who have impacted the development of theatre throughout history.

PLAYLISTS
Digital Theatre+ Playlists are bespoke resources designed for teachers to use as a springboard for subjects such as Physical Theatre and Design. Created by experts in the field, these playlists aim to inspire, support and enhance the teaching of theatre and performance by revealing how to make the most of DT+ resources in the classroom.

PRACTICAL GUIDES
Digital Theatre+ Practical Workshop Guides encourage students to approach material using the practical, investigative and interpretive methods of an actor, director or voice coach. This applied approach creates a deep and thorough understanding of a play as a blueprint for performance.

REVIEWS

REVISION GUIDES
Digital Theatre+ Fast Pass Revision Guides direct students to various forms of content such as productions, interviews, essays and documentaries. Covering texts from Renaissance to 20th-century drama, the simple structure of these guides allows students to quickly access a range of resources available for their subject.

STUDY GUIDES
Digital Theatre+ Study Guides examine plays from literary and contextual, as well as dramatic perspectives, to provide a thorough and manifold access point to key texts, from the classical to the contemporary. Specially commissioned from leading theatre academics and practitioners, these guides provide expert knowledge of the texts they explore.

TEACHER TOOLKITS
Digital Theatre+ Teacher Toolkits are bespoke resources designed by teachers for teachers. Tailored to each exam board, these toolkits allow immediate access to content available on DT+ for GCSE and A level set texts, and cover assessment tasks and focus areas for the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Theatre.

WORKSHOPS

 

DIRECTOR'S NOTEBOOKS

Director's Notebook | Babe, the Sheep-Pig  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Director's Notebook | Death of a Salesman  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Director's Notebook | Julius Caesar  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Director's Notebook | The Birthday Party  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

 

DOCUMENTARIES

Arthur Miller Documentary  |  BBC Studios (1987)

Samuel Beckett: As the Story was Told  |  BBC Studios (1996)

Shakespeare in Italy: Land of Fortune  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Shakespeare in Italy: Land of Love  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Shakespeare Uncovered: David Harewood on Othello  |  BBC Studios (2013)

Shakespeare Uncovered: David Tennant on Hamlet  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Derek Jacobi on Richard II  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Ethan Hawke on Macbeth  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Hugh Bonneville on A Midsummer Night's Dream  |  BBC Studios (2013)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Jeremy Irons on The Henrys  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Joely Richardson on Shakespeare's Women  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Joseph Fiennes on Romeo and Juliet  |  BBC Studios (2013)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Kim Cattrall on Antony and Cleopatra  |  BBC Studios (2013)

Shakespeare Uncovered: King Lear with Christopher Plummer  |  BBC Studios (2013)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Morgan Freeman on The Taming of the Shrew  |  BBC Studios (2013)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Trevor Nunn on The Tempest  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Schama's Shakespeare and Us: This is England  |  BBC Studios (2012)

Surviving surviving: Irving Roth  |  National Jewish Theatre (2014)

This Island's Mine  |  Flute Theatre (2015)

 

DT+ FUNDAMENTALS 

Acting  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Aeschylus  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Albee, Edward  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Alfreds, Mike  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Anderson, Laurie  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Applied Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Arden, John and Margaretta D'Arcy  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Aristophanes  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Audience | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Australian Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Barba, Eugenio  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Barker, Harley Granville  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Bakst, Leon  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Beckett, Samuel  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Boal, Augusto  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Bogart, Anne  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Bond, Edward  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Boynton Priestley, John | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Brecht, Bertolt  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Brook, Peter  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Catharsis  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Circus  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Chaiklin, Joseph  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Classical Tragedy  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Chekhov, Anton  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Churchill, Caryl  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Comedy  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Commedia Dell’Arte  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Copeau, Jaques  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Coward, Noël  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Craig, Edith  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Craig, Edward Gordon  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Crimp, Martin  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Crouch, Tim  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Dance  | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Deconstruction  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Dodin, Lev  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Dramaturgy  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Epic  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Farce  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Fornes, Maria Irene  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Friel, Brian  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Garrick, David  | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Gill, Peter  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Goat Island  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Gomez-Pena, Guillermo  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Grotowski, Jerzy  | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Hare, David  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Headlong  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Ibsen, Henrik  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Intercultural Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Irish Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Irving, Henry  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Jonson, Ben | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Kneehigh  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Kushner, Tony  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Laboratory Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Lanfang, Mei  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Lecoq, Jacques  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Littlewood, Joan  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Living Theatre, The (Judith Malina)  | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Maeterlinck, Maurice  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Marlowe, Christopher  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Melodrama  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Meyerhold, Vsevolod  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Middleton, Thomas  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Miller, Arthur  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Mimesis  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Mitchell, Katie | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Naturalism  | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Neuroscience and Performance  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

O'Neill, Eugene  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Pantomime  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Parks, Suzan-Lori  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017) 

Pina Bausch (Wuppertal Dance Theatre)  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Pinter, Harold  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Piscator, Erwin  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Political Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Priestly, John Boynton | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Protokoll, Rimini  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Realism  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Reinhardt, Max  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Ritual  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Russian Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Saint-Denis, Michel  |  Digital Theatre (2017)

Scenography  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Shaw, George Bernard  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Shepard, Sam  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Stanislavsky, Konstantin  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Stoppard, Tom  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Strasberg, Lee  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Strindberg, August  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Taymor, Julie  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Theatre Alibi  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Theatre Historiography  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Theatre of Cruelty  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Theatre of the Absurd  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Toporkov, Vasily  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Verbatim Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

Williams, Tennessee  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Wilson, August  | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Wilson, Robert  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Wooster Group, The  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Yeats, William Butler  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

 

ESSAYS

An Introduction to Frantic Assembly  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

As You Like It: Compare and Contrast  |  Digital Theatre+ (2015)

Comparing Comedy: Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing  |  Digital Theatre+ (2015)

Romeo and Juliet: Historical Context Workbook  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

Sam Shepard's Family Trilogy  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Theatre Reviewing & The Stage Archive  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Understanding a World View of Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

 

GUIDES

"All the World's a Stage": A Guide to Teaching World Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

A-Z of Technical Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

A Guide to Active Analysis in Rehearsal  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

A Guide to a Career in Acting  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

A Guide to Kneehigh  |  Digital Theatre+ & DramaWorks (2017)

A Guide to Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

A Guide to Teaching Shakespeare with DT+ | GCSE English Literature  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

A Guide to Teaching Shakespeare with DT+ | AS & A Level English Literature  | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

How to Read, Watch and Write About Plays: The Tempest  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Making Postdramatic Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2018)

The Blue Bird: Annotated Notes  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Vincent Dance Theatre Education Pack  |  Vincent Dance Theatre (2018)

 

INTERVIEWS

Eric Bentley at 100: on Brecht, theatre, politics and writing  |  Digital Theatre+ (2015)

How to Read, Watch and Write About Plays: The Tempest  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

I Will Refuse to Bubble: History and Theater as Defiance  |  National Jewish Theatre

On Much Ado About Nothing: Carol Chillington Rutter  |  Digital Theatre+

On Shakespeare: Carol Chillington Rutter  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

On Themes in Romeo and Juliet: Carol Chillington Rutter  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

The Shakespeare Series: Conflict  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

The Shakespeare Series: Family  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

The Shakespeare Series: Gender  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

The Shakespeare Series: Love  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Talking About Plays: Anita and Me: An Interview with Tanika Gupta  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Talking About Plays: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with Phillip Breen  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: A Servant of Two Masters with Tim Supple  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Adaptation with Mike Poulton  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Earthquakes in London with Sarah Esdaile  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Girls with Michael Buffong  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Jerusalem with Ian Rickson  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Live Like Pigs with Robert Leach  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: London Road with Alecky Blythe  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Metamorphosis with George Dillon  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: My Mother Said I Never Should with Michael Attenborough  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: One Man, Two Guv'nors with Richard Bean  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Red Velvet with Lolita Chakrabarti and Indhu Rubasingham  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Regeneration: an interview with Simon Godwin  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Talking About Plays: Shakespeare and Orientalism with Abdulla Al-Dabbagh  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Sweeney Todd with Michael Fentiman  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: The Accrington Pals with Rebecca Gatward  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: The Entertainer with Sean Holmes  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: The Government Inspector with Roxana Silbert  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: The House of Bernarda Alba with Bijan Sheibani  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: The Works of Noël Coward with Alan Brodie and Geoffrey Johnson  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Thérèse Raquin with Dan Rebellato  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Talking About Plays: Woyzeck with Daniel Kramer  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

 

LECTURES

Active Analysis for Twenty-First Century Actors  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Wilful Distraction: Katie Mitchell, Auteurism and the Canon | A lecture by Tom Cornford  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017) 

PERSON PROFILES

Arthur Miller - at a glance  |  Digital Theatre+

Eugene O'Neill - at a glance  |  Digital Theatre+

Henrik Ibsen - at a glance  |  Digital Theatre+

Michael Morpurgo - at a glance  |  Digital Theatre+

Stephen Sondheim - at a glance  |  Digital Theatre+

Thomas Hardy - at a glance  |  Digital Theatre+

William Shakespeare - at a glance  |  Digital Theatre+

 

PLAYLISTS

Design  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Physical Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

 

PRACTICAL GUIDES

Lesson Plan: Devising  |  DramaWorks (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide | Antigone  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide | Art  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide | A Streetcar Named Desire  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide  |  As You Like It | Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide  |  Blithe Spirit | Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide  |  Cloud 9 | Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide | DNA  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide | Edward II  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide  | The History Boys  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide  | The Homecoming  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide  |  King Lear | Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide  |  Much Ado About Nothing | Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide  |  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead | Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Practical Workshop Guide | The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide | Top Girls  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Practical Workshop Guide  |  Waiting for Godot  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Shakespeare in your Space  |  Macbeth  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Shakespeare in your Space  |  Romeo and Juliet  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

  

Antigone  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Approaches to Unseen Text  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Artaud Through Practice  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Basics, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Blood Wedding  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Brecht Through Practice  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Crucible, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Devising Skills  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Doctor Faustus  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Doll's House, A  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Drama Plans Series - Year 7  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Drama Plans Series - Year 8  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Drama Plans Series - Year 9  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Exploring Physical Theatre  |  DramaWorks (2015)

Good Person of Szechwan, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Hedda Gabler  |  DramaWorks (2015)

Lady Windermere's Fan  |  DramaWorks (2015)

Lysistrata  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Midsummer Night's Dream, A  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Oh What a Lovely War  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Our Country's Good  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Playhouse Creatures  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Seagull, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Servant of Two Masters, A  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Shadow of a Gunman, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Stanislavsky Through Practice  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Styletaster: Artaud, Grotowski, Stanislavsky  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Styletaster: Boal, Brecht, Brook  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Taming of the Shrew, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Tartuffe  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Three Sisters  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Trojan Women, The  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Understanding Drama  |  DramaWorks (2016)

View from the Bridge, A  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Woyzeck  |  DramaWorks (2016)

Yerma  |  DramaWorks (2016)

 

REVIEWS

The Stage Archive | “Duke of Cambridge – Macbeth"  |  The Stage (1996)

The Stage Archive | “From Birnam to Ladywood Estate”  |  The Stage (1997)

The Stage Archive | “Glasgow – Macbeth”  |  The Stage (1993)

The Stage Archive | “Lady Macbeth Her Femininity?”  |  The Stage (1942)

The Stage Archive | “Macbeth’s Nobility and Measured Dignity”  |  The Stage (1982)

The Stage Archive | "Moguls of Cawdor"  |  The Stage (1973)

The Stage Archive | "Opera North - Macbeth"  |  The Stage (1987)

The Stage Archive | “Peter Coe’s ‘Black Macbeth’ at the Round”  |  The Stage (1972)

The Stage Archive | “Scofield’s Magnetic Macbeth”  |  The Stage (1967)

The Stage Archive | “Starkly Haunting”  |  The Stage (1991)

The Stage Archive | “Stimulating Exploring into Shakespeare”  |  The Stage (1969)

The Stage Archive | “The Kunju Macbeth”  |  The Stage (1987)

 

REVISION GUIDES

Fast Pass Revision Guide | GCSE English Literature  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Fast Pass Revision Guide | AS/A level English Literature   |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Fast Pass Revision Guide | GCSE Drama |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Fast Pass Revision Guide | AS/A level Drama and Theatre  |  Digital Theatre+ (2017)

 

STUDY GUIDES

All My Sons  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Antigone  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

As You Like It  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Beautiful Thing  |  Digital Theatre+ (2013)

Billy the Kid  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Comedy of Errors, The  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Crucible, The  |  Digital Theatre+ (2015)

Death of a Salesman  |  Digital Theatre+ (2015)

Discovering Shakespeare: A Guide to WillShake's Henry V  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

Doll's House, A  |  Digital Theatre+ (2013)

Far from the Madding Crowd  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Ghosts  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

Gulf View Drive  |  Rubicon Theatre Company (2017)

Into the Woods  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

King Lear  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

Last Train to Nibroc  |  Rubicon Theatre Company (2016)

Long Day's Journey into Night  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

Macbeth  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Merrily We Roll Along  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

Midsummer Night's Dream, A  |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

Much Ado About Nothing  |  Digital Theatre+ (2012)

Private Lives  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

Romeo and Juliet  |  Digital Theatre+ (2014)

See Rock City  |  Rubicon Theatre Company (2016)

Taming of the Shrew, The |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

True West |  Digital Theatre+ (2016)

 

TEACHER TOOLKITS

Teacher Toolkit | AQA English Literature | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Teacher Toolkit | IB Diploma in Theatre 1 | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Teacher Toolkit | IB Diploma in Theatre 2 | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Teacher Toolkit | OCR English Literature | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

Teacher Toolkit | WJEC/Eduqas Drama and Theatre | Digital Theatre+ (2017)

 

WORKSHOPS

Shakespeare in your Space  |   Macbeth  |   Digital Theatre+ (2012)